Grimsby Newspapers
Nelles, Emily Isobel (née Millard) (Died on 14 Feb 1922)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Feb 1922, p. 4

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The funeral took place on Friday Feb. 17, 1921[sic] of Emily Isobel, wife of Cyrus S. Nelles, of "Stone Shanty" North Grimsby. The late Mrs. Nelles was born in Shepton-Mallett, Somerset, England in 1835 and came with her family to Canada in 1843, coming over on the sailing ship Cosmos which took six weeks for the trip. They landed at New York and came by way of Hudson River and the Lake to what was then Muddy York (Toronto). Mrs. Nelles was the daughter of Thomas Wells Millard of Downside House, Somersetshire, and a member of a family of four sisters and four brothers all of whom came to Canada but one who had gone to India, and Mrs. Nelles was the last survivor of the family. From York she went to Black Rock, and was there married in 1865 and came to Grimsby to occupy "Stone Shanty" for the balance of her long life, Mr. Nelles having previously built the house. Mrs. Nelles was a member and a constant attendant of St. Andrew's Church of England and her kindly deeds though unostentatious will be remembered with softened feelings by many of the older residents of the community. Beside her husband there remain to mourn three sons and two daughters; Leslie M. Nelles of North Grimsby, Mrs. (Major) H.F. Baker of North Grimsby, Stephen B. Nelles, Assistant Receiver-General of the Province of Saskatchewan at Regina, Mrs. (Dr.) M.B. Lucas of Philadelphia, and C. Norman S. Nelles of "Stone Shanty". The Rev. J. Allan Ballard conducted the service at St. Andrew's and at the grave. The pallbearers were; K.N. Grout, Stephen Millard, George, Malcolm and William Nelles, and Nelles Rutherford. Relatives from a distance who were present were Mrs. Lucas of Philadelphia, H. Sumner of Ingersol, Robert Nelles of Thorold and Douglas Christie of Simcoe.

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22 Feb 1922
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14 Feb 1922
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  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Nelles, Emily Isobel (née Millard) (Died on 14 Feb 1922)